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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Ocean City's fishing pier officially opened Friday as the Maryland resort town signaled it is ready for summer visitors. During last fall's storm, about 100 feet of the pier collapsed into the surging sea. The damage was featured prominently in news coverage of the storm. But at Friday's rededication, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan said the town had put all of that behind it. He said the re-opening the pier let's visitors know that “it's business as usual in Ocean City.” The pier was originally built in 1907 and has been rebuilt many times since then.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Ocean City's fishing pier officially opened Friday as the Maryland resort town signaled it is ready for summer visitors. During last fall's storm, about 100 feet of the pier collapsed into the surging sea. The damage was featured prominently in news coverage of the storm. But at Friday's rededication, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan said the town had put all of that behind it. He said the re-opening the pier let's visitors know that “it's business as usual in Ocean City.” The pier was originally built in 1907 and has been rebuilt many times since then.
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By The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2011
A 29-year-old man was in cardiac arrest after being struck by lightning on the fishing pier at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasedena, Anne Arundel fire officials said Sunday. Witnesses called an ambulance after the man was found unconscious after they heard a clap of thunder on Sunday afternoon. He was given CPR and was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma. Fire officials did not have information about the man's condition.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
OCEAN CITY - Merchants and others in Maryland's premier resort are hopeful that that an improving economy, stable gas prices, stepped-up marketing - and the lingering effects of superstorm Sandy - will combine to produce a strong summer season. Shops and restaurants are being built, and the town is poised to reopen the fishing pier that was damaged in last fall's storm. As the season kicks off with the start of the Memorial Day weekend, hotel bookings and rentals appear strong, and some in town believe Sandy has something to do with it. "First of all, there's everything that's happened in New Jersey.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | December 25, 1994
The State Highway Administration plans to double the size of the fishing pier it is creating from the remains of the old Severn River Bridge near Annapolis.The pier, which will stretch from the 6-acre Jonas Green State Park, was proposed at 280 feet long. But roads officials say a longer pier would be "more of an attraction."They have told bridge contractor Cianbro Inc. not to tear down a second 280-foot section while they decide what to do, said Ernest L. Hodshon, assistant district engineer for construction.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | April 4, 1995
A couple of lights, a few parking spaces, a wooden railing, some plants. That's about all the sprucing up the state is planning for its new 280-foot fishing pier at the old Severn River Bridge.The more ambitious visions of Anne Arundel County Council Chairwoman Diane Evans and a few others for adding a gazebo, benches and water hoses will have to wait.Ms. Evans put together a committee that would sell individual bricks to pay for the resurfacing of the pier and to raise money for the county's Cultural Arts Foundation.
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September 21, 1995
A plan to raise money for the arts in Anne Arundel County by selling bricks to resurface a fishing pier is on hold.Diane R. Evans, the Anne Arundel County Council chairwoman, said her proposal to spruce up the pier will have to wait until state officials finish work on the pier and decide what agency will own and manage the site.The State Highway Administration owns the pier, but the Department of Natural Resources typically runs fishing piers.A panel of representatives from both agencies has been working on a management agreement.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2001
Anne Arundel County could get its first public fishing pier in a couple of years - residents behind the project have their sights set on a 300-foot-long model - with the help of a Naval Academy professor who likes to give his students real-life experience. Four midshipmen are designing the pier for Downs Memorial Park in Pasadena as part of their ocean engineering senior project, which could lead to the county's only public fishing pier on its nearly 500 miles of shoreline. The midshipmen's work, which will include a feasibility study, could save the county $10,000 to $15,000, said County Council Chairwoman Shirley Murphy, a Pasadena Democrat.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | May 14, 2006
Anytime George Bentz wants to drop a line or just appreciate his water views, he walks out onto his pier on the Marley Neck Peninsula. "I have all the facilities I need," he said. Though Anne Arundel County boasts 530 miles of shoreline, pier access is a luxury mostly limited to people who live along the waterfront or in beach communities. Until three weeks ago, the county had only one public pier. With Bentz's help, that has changed. This weekend, county officials planned to celebrate the formal opening at Downs Park in Pasadena of a 300-foot T-shape pier, the first in the county specifically designed for fishing.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
Quentin Tokar will not be rejoining his classmates Monday on the first day of school at Thurmont Elementary. He's still recovering after being stabbed by a stingray's barb in a freak accident. But when he gets back, he'll have quite a story to tell. The 10-year-old fifth-grader will remain at home recovering from the injury he suffered while on his family vacation in North Carolina's Outer Banks last week. Quentin was released from Johns Hopkins Children's Center last Saturday, said his mother, Candace Tokar.
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October 11, 2011
Editor: Pay attention, folks. We are trashing the world and hurricanes and the ensuing floods are throwing it back at us. Making a wreck of our world is not like making a wreck of our childhood bedrooms; Mother Nature, unlike our own mothers, cannot pick up the garbage we strew and the municipal, county, state and federal services are either unwilling or unable to take care of the mess.  Delighted by the perfect autumn weather this past...
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2011
We asked the experts, from biologists to tackle shop owners, to name the best places for crabbing in Maryland. Here are the Top 10 places we heard about: Point Lookout, Route 5, St. Mary's County Solomons Island fishing pier, Route 2, Calvert County Kings Landing Park , off Route 4, Calvert County Matapeake State Park , Route 8, Kent Island Romancoke Pier, Route 8, south end of Kent Island Bill...
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By The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2011
A 29-year-old man was in cardiac arrest after being struck by lightning on the fishing pier at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasedena, Anne Arundel fire officials said Sunday. Witnesses called an ambulance after the man was found unconscious after they heard a clap of thunder on Sunday afternoon. He was given CPR and was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma. Fire officials did not have information about the man's condition.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2011
The state says it's OK to eat more striped bass, but the question today, the opening of the spring season, is whether you'll be able to catch them. In a repeat of last year, high winds are expected to rake the bay, generating three- to five-foot waves and convincing many anglers to remain in safe harbor. For those who love the taste of the firm, white flesh of morone saxatilis , being so close but so far from piscatorial paradise is, well, a form of purgatory. After all, it's been four months since the 2010 season closed.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
Quentin Tokar will not be rejoining his classmates Monday on the first day of school at Thurmont Elementary. He's still recovering after being stabbed by a stingray's barb in a freak accident. But when he gets back, he'll have quite a story to tell. The 10-year-old fifth-grader will remain at home recovering from the injury he suffered while on his family vacation in North Carolina's Outer Banks last week. Quentin was released from Johns Hopkins Children's Center last Saturday, said his mother, Candace Tokar.
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By ON THE OUTDOORS Candus Thomson | November 15, 2009
A s the politicians and bureaucrats blather on about fixing what ails the Chesapeake Bay while farms and subdivisions continue to flush away, a group of Anne Arundel County students and teachers are doing their part to make the upper bay more fish- and fisherman-friendly. The kids, budding scientists who go to Chesapeake Bay Middle School, want to drape a necklace of submerged concrete reef balls around the 300-foot fishing pier at Downs Park in Pasadena. "All of us want to do this to help the environment.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2011
We asked the experts, from biologists to tackle shop owners, to name the best places for crabbing in Maryland. Here are the Top 10 places we heard about: Point Lookout, Route 5, St. Mary's County Solomons Island fishing pier, Route 2, Calvert County Kings Landing Park , off Route 4, Calvert County Matapeake State Park , Route 8, Kent Island Romancoke Pier, Route 8, south end of Kent Island Bill...
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By Larry Carson | September 10, 2006
A grease blockage caused leakage of about 1,200 gallons of wastewater next to a fishing pier at Lake Elkhorn in Columbia this week, and warning signs will be posted there for about two weeks, according to Robert M. Beringer, utilities bureau chief for Howard County. Beringer said the wastewater was forced up from a manhole cover in a 12-inch sewer line next to the foot path that runs between the fishing pier and a two-story pavilion near the lake's dam. The blockage was caused by grease from restaurants upstream, off Snowden River Parkway.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 11, 2009
Bill Burton, who fished with presidents, Colts and Orioles, told generations of Maryland anglers where the big ones were biting and was commissioned an "Admiral of the Chesapeake" by one governor, died early Monday morning of cancer. He was 82. A Pasadena resident, Mr. Burton was for 37 years the outdoors editor of The Evening Sun before taking a buyout in 1992. He continued to write for the Bay Weekly and The Capital in Annapolis until his second retirement in late June. "It's a sad day. We've lost a great guy. He was a legend," said Brooks Robinson, the Orioles Hall of Fame third baseman who fished and hunted with Mr. Burton.
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